Mendenhall vows to play in 2012

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall says he will play in 2012, perhaps even in week one.

That's a bold statement from Mendenhall, who tore his ACL on Jan. 1.

"They never said a time. With a knee, it can take anywhere from six to 12 months, so everybody's time frame is different," Mendenhall said on the Steelers website. "I'll be back at some point. It's just a matter of what point that is."

The Steelers didn't do very much to address the position in the off-season. Holdovers Isaac Redmon and Jonathan Dwyer and rookie fifth-round pick Chris Rainey are Pittsburgh's other options as the position currently.

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